Decades in my collection, this miniature portrait dates to earliest 1700s, and was once the top of an ivory snuff box (see edges). A handsome gentleman, perhaps known to the court of Louis XIV. If you recognize him, please email. Thank you. The portrait is definitely in an 18k gold mount. Some would remove him from the carved ivory roundel, but my choice has been to leave him thus. Could be framed, as well.
Very good condition for age and type. It was, as noted, once the top of a snuff box. The oval mount is 18k gold (acid tested). Age showing, you can evaluate the greatly enlarged photos.
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Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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